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San Francisco Trusts and Estates Lawyer

J. Wesley Smith
J. Wesley Smith
wsmith@brotherssmithlaw.com

Thomas  Blomberg, Jr.
Thomas Blomberg, Jr.
tblomberg@brotherssmithlaw.com

Robert A. Buchman
Robert A. Buchman
rbuchman@brotherssmithlaw.com

Jenifer K. Leece
Jenifer K. Leece
jleece@brotherssmithlaw.com

Mark  Hilliard
Mark Hilliard
mhilliard@brotherssmithlaw.com

Jay  Suen
Jay Suen
jsuen@brotherssmithlaw.com

Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Consult with a Proven San Francisco Trusts and Estates Lawyer

The proven San Francisco estate lawyers at Brothers Smith LLP are experienced in the effective resolution of estate lawsuits and claims as related to family estates and trusts. San Francisco estate attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general estate law, including but not limited to instances of estate bankruptcy, living trusts and retirement planning in San Francisco, California.

The San Francisco trusts and estates attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:

  • San Francisco Decedents Estate Lawyer
  • San Francisco Estate Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Francisco Estate Lawyer
  • San Francisco Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Francisco Family Trusts Lawyer
  • San Francisco Living Trusts Lawyer
  • San Francisco Powers of Attorney Lawyer
  • San Francisco Retirement Planning Lawyer
  • San Francisco Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
  • San Francisco Trust Lawyer
  • San Francisco Unclaimed Property Lawyer
  • San Francisco Wealth Planning Lawyer

Experienced San Francisco Trust Attorney

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills; as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name him or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.

An experienced San Francisco estate lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a trusts and estates case.

Trusted San Francisco Estate Law Firm

The San Francisco estate attorneys at Brothers Smith LLP are distinguished by a history of successful estate claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an estate dispute or if you need help with estate planning, contact the San Francisco estate lawyers at Brothers Smith LLP in California.

Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Contact This Firm

Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Law Firm Contact: Roger J. Brothers

Tel: 925.944.9700

Fax: 925.944.9701

Email: rbrothers@brotherssmithlaw.com

Website: www.brotherssmithlaw.com

Member Since: 2012

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